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Tallest Building in Asia Revealed for Seoul, South Korea

by , 10/21/09

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A new super skyscraper has just been announced for South Korea and will tower over all other buildings in Asia when it is complete in 2014. From a global perspective, Lotte Super Tower 123, designed by Kohn Pederson Fox, falls just short of taking the title, and will be not the tallest but the  second tallest skyscraper in the world. The structure will serve as the new corporate headquarters for the Lotte Group, whose subsidairy, Lotte Construction, will build it. Zoning has been approved and excavation is nearly complete. With aims towards LEED silver certification, the tower will have a strong environmental component and will offer Seoulians mixed-use areas such as shops, apartments, offices and a hotel.


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To be built in the southern Jamsil section of the city near the Han River, the Super Lotte Tower will sit next to a key transportation hub, efficiently bringing in commuters as well as tourists eager to see the new attraction. Mixed-use development was a key element in the design, and the vertical city will include public transport connectors, retail and residential space, offices, a hotel, an observation deck, and other public areas. Exact details on the sustainable design elements of the structure have not been released, but the firm is aiming for LEED certification, which will hopefully by that time include building performance monitoring to ensure energy savings.

Kohn Pederson Fox, who is also responsible for the new eco-district Songdo IBD, is well known for designing super structures – especially in Asia. US architecture firms like KPF have been looking abroad for design work and have managed to stay afloat with contracts developing regions in Asia as well as the Middle East.

+ Kohn Pederson Fox Architects


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4 Comments

  1. Eungki September 15, 2011 at 4:29 am

    do you know, i’m korean and i like this building

  2. pchanlim@yahoo.com March 17, 2011 at 8:26 am

    the philippines will also have a tower. named pagcor tower. it will be the second tallest man made structure in this planet by 2016 after the burj-dubai.

  3. tayyabr October 22, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    like it !!!

  4. ArchiDude October 21, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    “and will be not the tallest but the second tallest skyscraper in the world” The Shanghai tower will upon completion also in 2014 stand 632 metres, the main tower of the Abraj Al-Bait complex in Mecca will top out in the next couple years at just shy of 600 metres. This might be lucky to come in 4th place with its publicised height of 555 metres., or third spot for a brief time if it overtakes the Shanghai tower.

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